Current ERGs

MIT is pleased to support the following ERGs.

African, Black, American, Caribbean @MIT (ABAC@MIT) ERG

Co-leads: DuJuan Browder dbrowder@mit.edu (Student Financial Services), Suzette Clinton sclinton@mit.edu (Vice President for Finance), Cheryl Mottley mottley@mit.edu (Office of Minority Education).

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ABAC@MIT Mission Statement

ABAC@MIT strives to promote an environment that fosters and promotes productivity and creativity of all its employees. Our goal is to increase awareness of cultural differences within our own community and the MIT community at large. We seek to create a welcoming environment to help employees feel supported, and have a "home base" to help foster trust and inclusiveness on the MIT campus.

We strive to promote individual and collective growth through various resources and networking opportunities, focusing on areas such as recruitment, retention and development opportunities.  Additionally, we work to strengthen the values of MIT by being inclusive and open to differences so that everyone feels valued and welcomed.

This group is open to all members of the MIT community.

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Asian Pacific American ERG

Co-leads: Sophie Wong swong@mit.edu (Information Services & Technology), Nina Wu ninawu@mit.edu (Physics).

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Asian Pacific American ERG Mission Statement

The mission of the MIT Asian Pacific American Employee Resource Group is to foster networking, professional development, mentoring, and leadership opportunities with a focus on the recruitment, retention, learning, and advancement of Asian Pacific Americans at MIT.

The group is open to all faculty and staff in the MIT community.

Objectives:

  • Embrace a culture of inclusion and build awareness and appreciation for diversity
  • Facilitate networking and career development opportunities by connecting members with similar professional and personal interests
  • Facilitate informal mentoring opportunities by providing guidance, advice, and training as well as sharing the exciting work being done throughout MIT
  • Sponsor professional and personal development workshops, seminars, and lectures featuring distinguished speakers
  • Ensure that information about events of interest and members’ achievements is effectively distributed throughout MIT
  • Foster awareness of Asian Pacific American issues

Latino ERG

Co-leads: Gilbert Cordova gcordova@mit.edu  (Materials Processing Center), Maria Barrios mbarrios@mit.edu (Human Resources), Felix DeLeon fdeleon8@mit.edu (Facilities).

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Latino ERG Mission Statement

Develop a network within the MIT community to promote the cultural diversity and professional development of its members, and thereby creating a supportive environment for the Latino/Hispanic community and contributing to the success of MIT's mission.

We seek to foster respect and awareness by contributing to the inclusive environment that results from a diverse community, assisting departments, labs and centers in attracting and recruiting the best candidates, enhancing the professional development of employees, and recognizing members' achievements. 

This group is open to all members of the MIT community.

Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender (LBGT) ERG

Co-leads: Lynn Santiago-Calling lynnsc@mit.edu (Alumni Association), Abigail Francis afran@mit.edu (LGBTQ Service, Division of Student Life), Lana Scott lmscott@mit.edu (Office of Digital Learning).

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LBGT Mission Statement

The mission of the LBGT Employee Resource Group is to promote an inclusive community for lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and queer employees. The LBGT ERG will support MIT’s efforts to diversify staff and faculty, and will work to recruit and retain LBGTQ-identified employees. The LBGT ERG will serve as a visible, accessible resource for LBGTQ-identified employees and their allies and will provide LBGTQ-focused networking, educational and social opportunities for the MIT community.

The LBGT ERG is open to all MIT faculty and staff.

Millennials ERG

Co-leads: Kristin McCoy kmccoy@mit.edu (Dean for Undergraduate Education), Nicole Darvirris ndarvir@mit.edu (Student Financial Services)

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Millennials Mission Statement

The MIT Millennial Employee Resource Group seeks to engage members of the MIT community interested in topics and issues specific to the millennial generation, those born in the 1980s and 1990s. We seek to encourage understanding and growth across all generations of MIT employees. Through building a supportive network and professional development for all members of our community, we will create more opportunities and sense of belonging for all. We strive, through all endeavors, to give back and support the goals and work of the Institute as a whole by focusing on areas such as recruitment and retention.

The group is open to all faculty and staff in the MIT community.

Women in IT ERG

Co-leads: Elaine Mello emello@mit.edu (Office of Digital Learning), Siobhan Cunningham snc@mit.edu (Information Technology and Services), Patricia Sheppard pshepp@mit.edu (Information Technology and Services).

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Women in IT @MIT Mission Statement

The mission of the Women in IT @MIT ERG is to cultivate an inclusive environment that supports and encourages women to advance their skills and leadership potential through connection, mentorship, collaboration and discussion.  This group shall serve as a forum for women to find their voice and be heard within the MIT community.  Through networking, socializing, and professional development we hope to attract and retain women into MIT’s IT positions.

This group is open to all members of the MIT community.

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To Learn More

For more information, contact the co-leads of any pilot ERG or Alyce Johnson (Manager of Staff Diversity and Inclusion, alycej@mit.edu).

For information on ERGs at Lincoln Lab:  Contact Bill Kindred, 781-981-5380, bkindred@ll.mit.edu or Anna Wilbanks, 781-7051, anna.wilbanks@ll.mit.edu.